Help is at hand for members living with addiction

The end of a shift does not mean officers go home trouble-free. Many are dealing with problems of their own and quietly living with addiction.

Confidential, 24/7 support is now available to South Wales Police Federation members through Help4Addiction and Rehubs – a partnership established by the Police Federation of England and Wales.

Free and available by phone or app, members can access professional advice and support immediately, at any time of day or night.

South Wales Police Federation vice chair Phil Walker said: “We want to encourage officers who may be struggling with addiction to seek help.

“Police officers naturally feel they must stay strong and ‘put on a brave face’ – so admitting or asking for help is not easy. There need be no stigma attached as this is completely confidential.”


As well as being able to download the Rehubs app for free, members can call the Help4Addiction helpline, which provides officers with a safe space to talk and addiction support when they need it most.

Phil continued: “We are all living and working under extreme pressure. The winter months don’t help and it’s difficult to think clearly, never mind admitting you may need help with addiction.


Help4Addiction and Rehubs were launched by former cop Nick Conn.


“If any of my colleagues are experiencing or feel like someone they know is experiencing addiction, I urge them to give this a try - call Help4Addiction or download Rehubs.

“Asking for help is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, it’s one of the most positive things you can do.”


Both Rehubs and Help4Addiction offer support for any type of addiction, whether it’s alcohol, drugs, gambling or porn - if a person has started an unhealthy relationship with something, there could be an issue.

Help4Addiction and Rehubs were launched by former cop Nick Conn, having experienced addiction himself when he was training in the Metropolitan Police at 19.

More than 20 years later, having successfully beaten addition, Nick went on to develop Help4Addiction, an organisation dedicated to providing others with essential support and guidance.

If you or somebody is suffering from addiction and needs support, call Help4Addiction on: 0330 058 8227 or download Rehubs for FREE today.

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